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Get to know Winter Springs

Winter Springs is a wonderful mix of the best of Central Florida — beautiful former agricultural land studded with lakes and ancient oak trees, coupled with a world of great restaurants, retail, and arts nearby. Bordered on the north by Lake Jessup, the community retains a lot of wildness in its parks and trails, and attracts both Orlandoans and relocating northerners. Thanks to some of the best highway infrastructure in Central Florida, Winter Springs is one of those far-out suburbs that’s actually rather convenient to the action. Weekday commutes into the eastern side of Orlando are breezy, as are trips to the theme parks, to the Atlantic beaches, and to Orlando’s international airport or the regional airport in Sanford. The University of Central Florida is close, but the only animal houses you’re likely to encounter are equestrian barns.

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Living in Central Florida

Central Florida runs on tourism, but the draw of this place was felt long before a mouse ever got into the act. It’s a land of tremendous natural beauty, riddled with glassy lakes that teem with water birds, century-old oak trees that take up half a city block, and a climate that is ideal about 80 percent of the time — and it’s better than most other places when it’s not postcard-perfect. The region is a mix of former agricultural towns (quaintly preserved) and planned communities (luxuriously appointed), and in between are gardened lots along shady streets and long docks stretching into blue waters. Tourism fuels more than the economy here, which thrives with a vibrant food scene and a healthy arts community. Rich with parks, trails, and other recreational opportunities, Central Florida is a paradise al fresco for most of the year. The rest of the time? Well, that’s why everyone seems to have a pool.